Vexed sentence example

vexed
  • He was tired, he was vexed, he hardly knew what he said.
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  • I was beginning to be vexed with you.
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  • There are two vexed questions with regard to these law-books.
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  • She concluded from his tone that he was vexed with her and wished to end the conversation.
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  • The vexed question of the presence of coal and tin in the Nicobars has so far received no decided scientific support.
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  • Recent investigations in regard to the vexed question of the position of the actors in the Greek theatre have as yet not led to any certain solution.'
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  • The princess was apparently vexed at not having anyone to be angry with.
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  • Essentially a diplomatist, he took little or no part in the vexed internal affairs of the Dual Monarchy, and he came little before the public except at the annual statement on foreign affairs before the Delegations.
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  • This vexed me and the lesson always ended in a one-sided boxing match.
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  • Something depends upon the vexed question as to the identity of the Galatian churches.
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  • He exchanged the cares of his bishopric for what he thought would be the easier chair of the Abbey of Fontenay, but there he was vexed with continual lawsuits.
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  • The world, which perhaps ought to have been vexed, chose rather to be diverted; and the great satirist literally strains his power ut pueris placeat.
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  • I was so vexed to see him stand up with her!
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  • She was very much vexed, and meant to make her apology as soon as possible.
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  • Feeling weird about the whole thing, and a little vexed.
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  • The sailor, extremely vexed, tried in all sorts of ways to procure fire.
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  • As the British ministry was reluctant to discuss these vexed questions, little progress was made, and in May 1806 Jefferson ordered William Pinkney of Maryland to assist Monroe.
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  • She knew it to be necessary, and though it was hard for her she was not vexed with these people.
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  • Excited and vexed by the failure and supposing that someone must be responsible for it, Toll galloped up to the commander of the corps and began upbraiding him severely, saying that he ought to be shot.
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  • I was vexed to find the alloy of modern refinement in a lady who had so much old family spirit.
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  • At the effort he put in the difficult words, she looked up at him, her clear blue eyes vexed.
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  • - The object of this epistle is the restoration of harmony to the church of Corinth, which had been vexed by internal discussions.
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  • The vexed question of the diagnosis of diphtheria is now a thing of the past.
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  • What would have happened supposing that England had made no further stir, and had not vexed William by rebellion, it is impossible to say.
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  • Then there's the vexed question of who you trust to tweak, fiddle and generally fettle your precious instruments.
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  • The centrifugal forces within the Hungarian kingdom are thus increased by the attraction of kindred nationalities established beyond its borders, a fact which is of special importance in considering the vexed and difficult racial problem in Hungary.
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  • The proclamation of the dogma of the immaculate conception in 1854 was more than the decision of an old and vexed theological problem; it was an act of conformity to a pietistic type especially represented by the Jesuits.
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  • With the Roman Church, too, the king came into conflict on the vexed question of "mixed marriages," a conflict in which the Vatican gained an easy victory (see Bunsen, C.C.J., Baron Von).
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  • The government of Commodus, feeble in itself and vexed by many troubles, could not repair the loss, and the civil wars which soon raged in Europe (193-197) gave the Caledonians further chance.
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  • When he reached Danzig and found his rival Augustus II., elector of Saxony, already in possession of the Polish crown, he returned to France, where he was graciously received by Louis, although St Simon says the king was vexed to see him again.
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  • It would be difficult to decide how much of the dispute between the advocates of pleasure theories and their opponents turns upon vexed questions of psychology, and how much is p ho strictly relevant to ethics.
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  • I could not understand, and was vexed.
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  • Well, perhaps unsurprisingly the issues of militant Islamists and free speech have vexed many people.
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  • I think that it is a matter that has vexed philosophers down the ages.
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  • It now becomes clear why it was this aspect of the fall which vexed the writer most.
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  • Let us now turn to the equally vexed issues of quality and standards.
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  • The Bt cotton debate in particular and the GM controversy in general have been vexed by claims and counter-claims.
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  • I was so vexed to see him stand up with her !
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  • He never said a bad word, and was vexed when he heard any other person do it.
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  • Having thus disposed of this matter, the grievances of the barons are again considered, the vexed question of scutage being dealt with.
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  • However, until more is known of the exact chemical composition of naturalas contrasted with agriculturalsoils, and until more is known of the physiological effects of lime, it is impossible to decide the vexed question of the relation of limeloving and lime-shunning plants to the presence or absence of calcium carbonate in the soil.
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  • In 1840 he introduced a bill to settle the vexed question of patronage; but disliked by a majority in the general assembly of the Scotch church, and unsupported by the government, it failed to become law, and some opprobrium was cast upon its author.
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  • The great age of Scholasticism presents, indeed, a substantial unanimity upon this vexed point, maintaining at once, in different senses, the existence of the universals ante rem, re and post rem.
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  • - With regard to the vexed questions of the morphological nature and of the affinities of the Cestodes, divergent views are still held.
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  • In the hurry of the winding-up of the congress, however, the vexed question of the succession to the grand-duchy had not been settled.
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  • The commission succeeded in agreeing to the terms of a treaty, which was recommended to Congress by President Cleveland as supplying " a satisfactory, practical and final adjustment, upon a basis honourable and just to both parties, of the difficult and vexed questions to which it relates."
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  • After an expedition in 1890 to Cilicia Trachea, where he obtained a valuable collection of inscriptions, Bent spent a year in South Africa, with the object, by investigation of some of the ruins in Mashonaland, of throwing light on the vexed question of their origin and on the early history of East Africa.
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  • The vexed and difficult question of the ownership of the ecclesiastical lands was settled by fixing November 1627 as the deciding date; those who were in possession then were to retain them for forty years, during which time it was hoped a satisfactory arrangement would be reached.
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  • On the vexed question of the interpretation of Article 13 Metternich recognized the inexpediency of requiring the South German states to revise their constitutions in a reactionary sense.
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  • How far the country generally may be regarded as Hellenized is a problem which involves the vexed question what right the Macedonian people itself has to be classed among the Hellenes, and Macedonian to be considered a dialect of Greek.'
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  • The vexed question, of many centuries' standing, concerning the claim of Denmark to levy dues on vessels passing through the Sound, was settled by the abolition of the dues in 1857.
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  • For many years before the accession of his uncle Justin, the Eastern world had been vexed by the struggles of the Monophysite party, who recognized only one nature in Christ, against the view which then and ever since has maintained itself as orthodox, that the divine and human natures coexisted in Him.
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  • On the view taken as to his alleged complicity in the conspiracy of 1599 depends the vexed question as to whether this system was a philosophic dream, or a serious attempt to sketch a constitution for Naples in the event of her becoming a free city.
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  • But the prevailing impression we carry away after reading him is that in all his early satires he was animated by a sincere and manly detestation of the tyranny and cruelty, the debauchery and luxury, the levity and effeminacy, the crimes and frauds, which we know from other sources were then rife in Rome, and that a more serene wisdom and a happier frame of mind were attained by him when old age had somewhat allayed the fierce rage which vexed his manhood.
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  • They are couched in brief legislative form though on no definite plan, and deal with the vexed questions of ecclesiastical discipline as they were raised towards the end of the 4th century.
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  • For the devices employed against the Scottish schiltrons of pikemen at Dupplin and Halidon, were the same as those which won all the great battles of the Hundred Years Warthe combination of archery, not with cavalry (the old system of Hastings and Falkirk), but with dismounted menat-arms. The nation, meanwhile prosperous, not vexed by overmuch taxation, and proud of its young king, was ready and willing to follow him into any adventure that he might indicate.
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  • Freed from the war-taxes which had vexed them for the last twenty years, they would be able Economic to repair the ravages of the Black Death, and to de- ~Jlafld.
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  • The delicate duties attached to this office he discharged with tact and energy; and in the "syncretistic" controversy, by which Protestant Germany was so long vexed, he showed an unusual combination of firmness with liberality, of loyalty to the past with a just regard to the demands of the present and the future.
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  • But, as with Socrates, their power of making a right choice is limited by their degree of knowledge or of ignorance, and the vexed question of the relation of this determining intelligence to the human will is left unsolved.
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  • Shut off from foreign enemies (though occasionally vexed by pirates from Africa), secluded from the wars of the empire, it developed its natural resources to an extent unequalled before or since.
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  • His researches from 1860 and onwards on the then vexed question of spontaneous generation proved that, in all cases where spontaneous generation appeared to have taken place, some defect or other was in the experiment.
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  • It was not what he had read that vexed him, but the fact that the life out there in which he had now no part could perturb him.
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  • His coming vexed me from the first, and I said something disagreeable to him.
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  • Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.
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  • Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good!
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  • He was evidently vexed and impatient for the talkative doctor to go.
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  • The more interesting his letters were the more vexed she felt.
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  • More than once he had vexed his father by spoiling his own career, and he laughed at distinctions of all kinds.
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  • But when she was with Natasha she was not vexed with her and did not reproach her.
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  • A strange and mysterious fate had prepared for Anne the same domestic griefs that had vexed and ruined Catherine and caused her abandonment.
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  • In 1858 he pointed out the isomorphism of the fluostannates and the fluosilicates, thus settling the then vexed question of the composition of silicic acid; and subsequently he studied the fluosalts of zirconium, boron, tungsten, &c., and prepared silicotungstic acid, one of the first examples of the complex inorganic acids.
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  • In 1900 the archbishops again acted together, when an appeal was addressed to them by the united episcopate, to decide the vexed questions of the use of incense in divine service and of the reservation of the elements.
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  • He rubbed it, vexed, and spotted one zombie-vamp moving slower than the rest.
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  • Church and State, citizenship in the one and membership in the other, thus became identical, and the foundation was laid for those troubles and consequent severities that vexed and shamed the early history of Independency in New England, natural enough when all their circumstances are fairly considered, indefensible when we regard their idea of the relation of the civil power to the conscience and religion, but explicable when their church idea alone is regarded.
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  • One of the most vexed questions of textual criticism, and one which divides scholars more perhaps than any other, is the question to what extent admitted imperfections and inconsistencies may properly be left in a text as due to the default of an author rather than of a scribe or compositor.
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